Knitting, Crochet, & Cross Stitch Rut

I am in a huge size rut of my own making. I need to finish Frederick, but my Cross Stitch bag has a huge (about ten inches) rip in it that swallows my stitching. Well, I have the choice of spending at least $20 on a new diaper bag (that is what I normally use) or make me one. I decided to make one with cotton yarn, plastic canvas, & fabric. Well, I have most of the granny squares completed, then I get to sew them together. Then block them & then cut out the 7-mesh plastic canvas to stiffen the bag & then sew the lining & put it all together. My rut is simple. I also want to knit socks & just realized that it is the same stitch, just with more needles. I am like a kid in a candy store when I find something new out. I want to try it & a new craft is like candy to me. It is the same with Tunisian Crochet, I had to try it out. I now can do it & am still on the fence about it. As for the knitting socks, I have requested books & am planning on picking up sock yarn & double pointed needles this weekend. Hopefully that will calm my brain down enough to get my new xstitch1 bag completed. At least, I hope it will be enough. Also there is a pattern for fingerless gloves that I am dying to do that requires sock weight yarn so I will pick that up to. I foresee a break in my xstitching once Fredrick is completed, unless I get another commission. Though Callie wants me to crochet her a scarf so I may do that once Frederick is done. I am using my giant crochet shopping bag at the moment to hold my crochet & xstitching until I get the bag done & am honestly temped to just use it for the time being until I get Frederick done. It just doesn’t have a top & is unlined. But I have used it all day & nothing has come out yet, but it is soooo big & is meant as a shopping bag. Picture 100% cotton yarn in a size H crochet hook, 14 round granny square front & back with 7 round square sides & bottom. That is how big my bag is at the moment. HUGE :rock: Replacing my cross stitching bag is my rut & I plan on finishing my homemade one soon.

1 xstitch means cross stitch

This Summer

I plan on using my “sense of touch” to the extreme level, lol. :dance: :dance: I just re-learned how to knit so I am still working on that (remembering why I hate it). Plus I have about two crochet projects going on that I want to complete. Then my biggest project is of course Frederick. I am guessing by now you want to know how this deals with my sense of touch. Simple, did you know that different colors will feel different? :OO: They do. *stop looking at me like I am crazy* I can take a skein of white floss & a skein of another color and tell them apart by the feel of the floss. I may not be able to tell you what color it is, but I will be able to tell you that they are not the same color. Try it. Go on, try it, I will wait.

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You back? Good. Did you feel it? Yes, good. You have a heighten sense of touch, not everyone does. That is why if you didn’t feel it you have a normal sense of touch. Nothing wrong with that. I can do the same thing with fabric & yarn. Which is why I can’t use wool, it irritates me, I don’t like the feel of the wool. Though I may branch into Alpaca (my father has a client that raises them). That is why I love working with cotton so much. I love the feel of the yarn & it doesn’t irritate my senses.

For example, micro suede. My father has about four winter shirts that he wears. Every time he wore them he couldn’t figure out why I kept rubbing his back or hugging him. Finally, Mom told him it was because I loved the feel of the fabric. When I was in the hospital he brought one up for me to sleep with since it smelled like home & I could rub my face in it. *huge anxiety & panic attacks in the hospital* Since then, I have have bought a comforter that is micro-suede & I sleep with it all the time. My parents joke that I am like a feline & purr. :yikes: Kind of like this cat in the basket:

Yeah, if you haven’t guessed, I am in a crazy goofy mood today. :happy: :happy: :happy: